29 May 2009
World football governing body Fifa says that second sales phase tickets for the opening match, semi-finals and final of the 2010 World Cup have been sold out.
“The second phase of the 2010 Fifa World Cup South Africa ticket sales has seen 105 322 tickets confirmed and approved so far,” Fifa said in a statement this week.
Due to a high demand for certain team-specific ticket series, these tickets are no longer available for England, Brazil, Argentina, Australia, Republic of Ireland and Netherlands.
Fifa said there had also been an incredible demand for individual match tickets, adding that it was no longer possible, within the current sales phase, to purchase match tickets for games taking place in Cape Town, Nelspruit or Pretoria.
“Individual match tickets for the opening match, the two semi-finals, and the final are also currently unavailable.”
However, Fifa said it was still possible to acquire a ticket for the opening match, a semi-final and the final by purchasing team-specific ticket series 7 (TST-7).
Fifa explained that the TST-7 ticket was fixed – meaning that if the ticket holder’s team was eliminated from the competition, he or she would have to follow the victor all the way to the final match of the tournament.
An additional 72 000 ticket requests are currently being processed, and confirmations are due at the end of this week.
Fifa has warned that any confirmed tickets not paid for by applicants would be made available to the public again.